ASA International Shipping Forum (ISF) 2023 held on ‘Blue and Safe Shipping’

26 April 2023 marked a very special day for the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) as it held its very first ASA International Shipping Forum (ISF). ISF had successfully conveyed Asian Shipowners’ voices to the international shipping community and noting the result of ISF 2023, ASA will be considering more of such occasions in future to […]

West underlines importance of Asia with key senior appointment

West P&I has announced the appointment of Tony Paulson as Head of Asia and his relocation to Singapore in mid-summer 2023. This new role reflects both the continued growth of Asia as a shipping centre and the region’s importance to West. Tony Paulson will provide strategic support to the Singapore and Hong Kong offices and […]

Port-IT receives Singapore Cybersecurity Service Provider (CSP) licence

From October 2022 onwards, companies providing cybersecurity services in Singapore are required to obtain a Cybersecurity Service Provider (CSP) licence. This licence is part of the Singapore Cybersecurity Act 2018 and the Cybersecurity Regulations 2022 and when issued, demonstrate a comprehensive implementation of cybersecurity standards. Recently, Port-IT received this official Singapore CSP certification for its […]

WFW advises DSF on a US$100m term loan facility for Diana Shipping

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has advised Danish Ship Finance A/S (DSF) on a US$100m term loan facility granted to ship-owning companies of the Diana Shipping for the refinancing of nine vessels with a maturity date in April 2028. The proceeds from the new loan facility will refinance other loans with an aggregate outstanding amount […]

PSA Marine buys 45% stake in Panama’s Meyer’s Tugs

Through its wholly-owned subsidiary PSA Marine Americas Ltd, PSA Marine completed the acquisition of 45% stake in Meyer’s Tugs S.A. (MTSA) from Inversiones Maritimas CPT, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CPT Empresas Maritimas on 27 April 2023 in Panama. “CPT and PSA Marine share a passionate belief of growing the towage service offering in Panama,” said […]

IACS 2022 Annual Review published

The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) is pleased to announce that the 2022 IACS Annual Review is now available to download from its website. This year’s Annual Review includes a broad range of articles on IACS’ work in 2022, with a strong emphasis on the wide range of decarbonisation initiatives being led by IACS […]

Maritime workforce solutions provider 10ure now integrated with Helm CONNECT fleet management software

California-based workforce management solutions provider 10ure has announced the launch of a mobile-first license verification platform integration with Helm CONNECT, the flagship fleet operations software from Canadian maritime company Helm Operations. The innovative credential management solution from 10ure is designed to enable employees and employers in the maritime industry to manage their licenses and credentials […]

New dry bulk supply chain event set to be held in Geneva

A new two-day event focusing on the entire dry bulk chain is scheduled to take place in Geneva in one year’s time. Launched last week in Singapore, ‘Geneva Dry’ will be held at Hotel President Wilson on the banks of Lake Geneva on May 2-3, 2024. It will be high-level business summit aimed at everyone […]

Hapag-Lloyd opens new office in Romania

Hapag-Lloyd last week opened a new office in Romania. Bordering five European countries and with direct access to the Black Sea, Romania is an attractive growth market for Hapag-Lloyd and takes up a strategic position in this region. Located in Bucharest, the country’s capital and economic hub, the new office consists of 21 staff members. […]